New Jersey Learner's Permit Test
The mission of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC or DMV) is “To promote motor vehicle safety for our citizens by delivering secure, effective and professional motor vehicle services, and to achieve public trust and confidence in the quality and integrity of those services.” The NJ MVC is responsible for licensing, violations, inspections and commercial and motorcycle licenses.
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Getting a New Jersey Learners Permit
Who needs a learners permit?
Any new driver between the ages of 16 and 18 must obtain a learners permit in order to begin practicing for a driver’s license. In addition, special commercial and non-commercial licenses require additional permits include moped and motorcycles.
Requirements to Getting a Learners Permit
In order to receive a driving permit, minors must be at least 16 years old. You must provide proof of citizenship, residency and identification satisfying the 6-point-ID Verification Program. A letter of permission form a legal parent or guardian is also required at the time of application for those 16 years old. A letter is not required for 17 to 21 year old new applicants. In addition you will be required to:
- Pass the Vision and Knowledge test
Driving with a NJ Learners Permit
You will are required to be enrolled in an approved Drivers Education Program if you have received your permit at age 16 so a portion of your driving practice will be with a trained instructor. A licensed driver at least 21 years of age that has a held a New Jersey license for at least three years must accompany you while practicing on the road. One additional passenger may accompany you while driving but the supervising adult must be in the front seat. You will be required to practice with a learners permit for at least 6 months before testing for a license. Restricted hours are between 11:01 pm and 5:00 am during which times you must not drive for any reason. Parents and teens can download the Safe Driving full of lesson plans and tips, as well as your driving log.
Cost of a New Jersey Learners Permit
The standard fees for a learners permit are $10 for a new permit and they are valid for two years.
Steps to getting a New Jersey Learners Permit
Applying for a permit can be an easy process if you are prepared in advance:
- Visit your local MVC agency during business hours
- Pass the computerized knowledge test with an 80% score. You can study in advance your Drivers’ Manual as well as cheat sheets www.dmvcheatsheets.com .
- Pass the vision test
- Bring with you proofs of identity, citizenship and residency meeting the 6-point-ID Verification Program
- You will also need to present a signed letter of permission from a legal guardian or parent and proof of enrollment in an approved Drivers Education Program
- Pay your $10 dollar fee and receive your reflector decals to be placed on the front and back of the vehicle you will be driving while in practice.
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